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What lives in the pond? Did frogs hop from another pond to ours? How do tadpoles get into the pond? And Could our pond be polluted? These questions were addressed in a professional development program that takes advantage of a school pond to teach environmental concept to elementary students. The ongoing projects that developed as a result of the program have benefited both teachers and students by engaging inquiry in the school’s backyard. Perhaps your school has a pond, forest, or other natural area that will lead to a schoolwide investigation!